Katy Perry and Luke Bryan had a musical message for the passing of the year: “2020, you have sucked.”
The “American Idol” judges taped the impromptu song during the Season 19 auditions, which began in October. The duet was posted online Thursday night and also played during ABC’s “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” special.
Watch Perry’s singing with Bryan accompanying her on the piano above. Here are the lyrics:
Is this six feet on your TV channel?
Will we ever see a brighter day?
2020, you have sucked
2021 will you kiss 2020 in the butt? [We think she meant “kicked”]
We are hoping for a brighter day
2020 can you just go the hell away?
The performance even earned a “very nice” from fellow judge Lionel Richie.
“American Idol” returns to ABC on Feb. 14 with Perry, Bryan, Richie and host Ryan Seacrest.
Seacrest also posted a preview of the new season, highlighting some of the singing standouts as well as the new, socially distanced judges’ tables. Previously, the judges sat together at one big table. In the upcoming season, they will have their own separate tables.
Get a glimpse, below:
— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) January 1, 2021
“It’s so excited to be back doing the show on its normal scale,” Seacrest said.
“Idol” crowned its Season 18 winner, Just Sam, via a remote finale last year.